Saturday, March 26, 2005

How Can We Put A Stop To This?

Nicole Barnhart, age 35 has been arrested on charges of felony sexual assault for having sexual relations with one of her 16-year-old male students. Barnhart was employed as a social studies teacher at Ponderosa High School, which is near Denver, Colorado.

Ms. Barnhart has admitted the affair. As with many other recent cases of female teachers that have had illegal relations with their students, Barnhart is married and has two children.

She has been freed on a relatively modest $10,000 bond. (Now if this had been a male teacher that had been accused of child rape, we wonder if the bond would have been this small.)

According to the source, the victim is in counseling.

Barnhart first got into trouble last year when she was removed from her position as cheerleader coach after parents had expressed concern over an incident where Barnhart had participated in a game of truth or dare with a group of girls that were in her home.

Note: Barnhart said that the black-eye visible in the booking photo above was due to injuries that she suffered in an automobile accident.
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